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  • Friday, October 25, 2019 12:02 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    I saw this on the BBC News App and thought you should see it:

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    Train citizens to stop "outbreaks" of non-native species in the UK, a committee urges ministers.

  • Monday, October 21, 2019 21:40 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    saw this on the BBC News App and thought you should see it:

    How one man turned his teenage beekeeping hobby into an award-winning business venture.
    More Here 

  • Saturday, October 19, 2019 15:41 | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Contributed by David Hennessey 

    A really big thanks to those who turned up today to jar our Honey produce.

    And an even bigger thanks for cleaning sticky tables!


  • Saturday, October 19, 2019 12:32 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Contributed by Helen Nelson

    Wonderful day yesterday at Newbattle Bee Academy working with Roslin Institute delivering a Bio Blitz event as part of the Midlothian Science Festival. Many thanks to the Roslin team Dr Mark Barnett, Matthew Richardson, Michael and Danni, and the NBA team David Hennessey, who had the kids enthralled talking about pollinators and Malcolm Evans who did a great job of crowd control. The kids were a delight and the adults had an equally enjoyable time learning all about bees and pollinators, viewing microscopes with slides of bee anatomy and the wee beasties that live in the earth in the garden, and how bees live in the hive. Trying on a bee suit was very popular. Honey tasting and colouring in were other top highlights. Looking forward to the 2020 Midlothian Science Festival....


  • Thursday, October 17, 2019 16:24 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    I saw this on the BBC News App and thought you should see it:

    A report blames the loss of habitats, pesticides and climate change for the decline in bees.

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  • Saturday, October 12, 2019 15:50 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A second Asian hornet nest has been destroyed in Christchurch.

    This demonstrates how important it is never to assume that once a nest is destroyed in an area that the problem has been dealt with.  

    It is essential to maintain observation and reporting in the next few months, particularly as the leaves fall and could expose further nests in trees.  Look up when out for a walk and encourage others to do the same.

    Most of the verified sightings this year have been reported by non-beekeepers, so keep spreading the word.
  • Thursday, October 10, 2019 19:06 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    I saw this on the BBC News App and thought you should see it:

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    Preserving heather in the natural landscape could have benefits for wild bees, say scientists.

  • Thursday, October 10, 2019 18:43 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    At the SBA Trustee meeting on 31 August they agreed that the Moir Library could re-open to SBA members.

    The library is sited in the basement of Fountainbridge Public Library and keeps the same hours:

    Monday & Wednesday 13:00 - 20:00

    Other Days 10:00 - 17:00

    Please phone prior to visit - 0131 529 5616

    If visiting for the first time a familiarisation tour can be arranged by using the email link below to make a request

    First Visit to the Moir Library 

    For those unable to visit in person books can be sent out by post, the borrower paying only for their return.

    Mrs Una Robertson is the SBA Trustee with responsibility for the Moir Library.

    Use the email link above to make contact or phone her on:

    0131 552 5341


  • Monday, September 16, 2019 06:46 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Contributed by David Hennessey

  • Monday, September 16, 2019 06:36 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Contributed by Helen Nelson

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